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Assistant Controller

Sacramento, CA 95833

Posted: 04/30/2024 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 1681940

Job Description

We are recruiting an Assistant Controller to join an advocacy organization in the Sacramento area. This position offers a chance to join a dynamic team and manage financial reporting for the organization while supervising a team of Accounting staff. This role is responsible to provide guidance around the application of accounting policies, financial reporting, and the implementation of GAAP and internal controls. Onsite 4 days a week, 1 date remote.  Salary: $120k-$140k DOE. 

The ideal candidate will have a current CPA license, strong knowledge of GAAP and experience leading a team of accounting staff.  


  • Review and Finalize Annual Audited Financial Statements. Gather all relevant financial documentation, including backup documentation, sub-ledgers, and schedules. Work closely with the auditors to address any questions or concerns they may have during the audit process.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Accountant and external tax preparers to plan and prepare tax returns. Stay updated on relevant tax laws and regulations to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Work with investment consultants to assess risk, develop investment policies, and monitor the performance of investment portfolios. 
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop annual budgets. Monitor actual performance against budgeted figures and conduct detailed variance analyses to identify areas for improvement or adjustment.
  • Create and maintain financial projections and cash flow forecasts to meet the organization's ongoing operational needs. Provide information to investment consultants to optimize investment portfolio structure.
  • Prepare financial presentations and materials for board meetings, committee meetings, and other organizational events. 
  • Manage the Financial Services Department, including supervision of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Supervisors. Ensure that the department's goals and objectives are met.
  • Provide backup support for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Supervisors as needed.
  • Oversee the annual audits of the organization and its affiliates, as well as month-end close processes. Ensure timely and accurate production of financial reports and compliance with audit requirements.
  • Develop and maintain internal controls to enhance the accuracy of financial reporting and mitigate against fraud. Stay informed about current accounting standards and ensure compliance with GAAP.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related degree with an emphasis in accounting. 
  • Current CPA certificate.  
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible management experience in the accounting field.
  • Experience in managing an accounting department and the general accounting functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, and financial reporting. 
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing audited financial statements and related footnotes and disclosures for corporations and nonprofit companies. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to prepare or review the state and federal income tax, sales tax, and property tax returns. 
  • Experience preparing financial presentations, pro forma financial statements, and cash flow projections. 
  • Hands-on experience creating multi-divisional budgets, monitoring results, and preparing detailed variance analyses. 
  • General knowledge of the investment process, asset allocation, diversification, and nonprofit investment accounting. 
  • Ability to administer deferred compensation plans and related ERISA regulations and corporate insurance programs and requirements. 
  • Effective communication skills in written and verbal forms, and in large group formats. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people at all levels of the organization.

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